Korea Collection of Genealogies (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Access the records: Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2009 .

Title in the Languages of the Record

  • Please add the title in Korean here.
  • Please add the title in Chinese here.

Collection Time Period

The records in this collection span between 1500 and 2009.

Record Description

This collection consists of family biographies, genealogies, and histories. The text is in Korean and Chinese.

For a list of family names currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Record Content

The records in this collection contain information such as:

  • Family Name
  • Town or Village
  • Province
  • City or County
  • Country
  • Year
  • DGS Number
  • GS Number
  • Title, Volume and/or Page

How to Use the Record

Record History

Ancestors are based on the male family line. Children are raised to believe they can never repay their debt to their parents, hence the popularity of ancestor worship and the importance of genealogy records. They hold ancestral ceremonies for the previous three generations (parents, grandparents, and great grandparents) several times a year, particularly on Chusok and New Year's Day.

Why the Record Was Created

Genealogies and family histories are created because of the great cultural importance of family and lineage. Children are taught that the actions of one family member reflect on the rest of the family and the debt to their parents can never be repaid, hence the popularity of ancestor worship. Ancestral ceremonies are held for the previous three generations (parents, grandparents, and great grandparents) from the male family line several times a year, particularly on Chusok and New Year's Day. Marriage also is thought of as a union of two families and a means to ensure the continuity of the husband's family line.

Record Reliability

These records are generally reliable, but depend on the reliability of the informant.

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Citation for This Collection

The citation below refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Republic of Korea. Song Collection. Clan Genealogies. Chonbuk University, South Korea.

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2009," digital images, FamilySearch (https://FamilySearch.org: accessed 7 March 2012), An 안 安 > Korea 한국  > Gyeongsangbuk-do 경상북도o > Yeongju-si 영주시i  > Sunheung-myeon 순흥면 >순흥안씨취우정파세보 順興安氏聚友亭派世譜, 권 1, 1980년 > image 41 of 321, 이름)안 한종 安漢宗 안 (An) given name :한종 (Han-jong), 1690; citing Republic of Korea Song, Collection,  Chonbuk University, South Korea.